The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

12. What is a phase and a stratum?

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Eric Welch [+-]
University of Kansas
Eric Welch is Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas.

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Archaeologists work to reconstruct the past by organizing their findings in a variety of ways. Ancient cities are reconstructed as they once existed in unique “snapshots” called strata or phases. This essay explains what stratigraphy is and how it is used to explain the history of a site.

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Welch, Eric. 12. What is a phase and a stratum?. The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 44-47 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781792421. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27859. Date accessed: 21 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27859. Sep 2016

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